Eddie Van Halen is undergoing treatment for throat cancer, as previously reported by DYR. This comes just 20 years after he had undergone treatment for tongue cancer as well. Well, the guitarist is feeling strong and ready to take on this cancer battle! He says “cancer can’t slow me down” as he continues to live the best of his rockstar life.
While he has been flying between the United States and Germany to get treatment for his cancer, it looks like he’s actually doing pretty well. The news of this cancer does not mean he’s on his death bed by any means… he’s actually living it up, as he should be!
“Cancer Can’t Slow Me Down”
TMZ reports that Halen seems “far from sick.” He was actually shopping for exotic cars in Beverly Hills recently. The rocker stopped by a McLaren dealership and talked with the sales team, took photos with everyone, and even gave one lucky fan a kiss! It looks like he’s out and about doing his thing and definitely doing well!
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The rocker says that the initial diagnosis came in 2002 when he used to put a metal guitar pick in his mouth. He and other medical specialists believe that was what brought on the cancer, although it could be a multitude of factors. As a result of this throat cancer diagnosis, he has been undergoing radiation treatment for the last 5 years.
Reports confirm that the treatment has been very effective and it helps them to keep the “disease in check.” David Lee Roth recently says that Eddie has “got his own story to tell” and that it’s “not mine to tell it”. But, we’re hoping he feels as good as he looks on the outside!
With all the news about his cancer, it’s safe to say that all reports are speculation unless it comes from him. What we do know is that during his initial tongue cancer diagnosis, he had to have the removal of 1/3 of his tongue! We hope that whatever treatment he’s getting for his throat cancer isn’t as invasive. It seems to allow him to live as much of life as possible. We’re rooting for you, Eddie!